Would you tell the story of Canada through its personalities? How else would you do it?


  1. John Wright says:

    Through the eyes of our artists – visual, prose and poetry

  2. John says:

    Only in part, and a relatively small part at that. To do so smacks of the great man theory of history that is so passe I thought it was long ago dead and buried.
    What would work, and has proven to be very effective and popular elsewhere, is a National Portrait Gallery that could be part of the renewed museum now that it has been scrapped by our government.
    As for the story of Canada my suggestion is that the core can be a time-line around which the museum can weave complementary stories.

  3. Dawn Lane says:

    Through landscape features

  4. Cathy D. says:

    Ask Canadians to contribute stories, letters, artifacts from their family no matter how long they have been here. All of us have been newcomers at some point in our family history & each experience will be unique whether from the pre-Confederation era or right up to the present day.

  5. Christine says:

    I think the story of Canada should be told through the descendants of the famous personalies.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Through the stories of lesser known people who have made a considerable impact.

We travelled across Canada with stops in the cities listed below. Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas with us during our kiosk activities and our roundtable discussions.

Province City Date Venue
British Columbia Vancouver November 9 Vancouver Public Library
British Columbia Vancouver November 10 Vancouver Flea Market
Newfoundland St. John's November 20 Memorial University of Newfoundland
Newfoundland St. John's November 20 Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents
Nova Scotia Halifax November 21 Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Nova Scotia Halifax November 22 Halifax Stanfield International Airport
New Brunswick Fredericton November 23 Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel
Alberta Edmonton December 4 Prince of Wales Armouries
Alberta Edmonton December 5 University of Alberta
Ontario Toronto December 11 Toronto Reference Library
Ontario Toronto December 12 Centennial College
Saskatchewan Saskatoon January 15 Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Saskatoon January 16 The Mall at Lawson Heights
Quebec Montréal January 24 Promenades Cathédrale
Quebec Montréal January 24 Salon Cartier 1, Centre Mont-Royal
Quebec Gatineau January 31 Canadian Museum of Civilization